Mrs Rachel Hubbard

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About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at UWE, Bristol and am the Programme Leader for social work CPD including the Professional Development (Social Work) awards. I am the Module Leader for:

  • Best Interests Assessment
  • Law and Knowledge for Social Work 

I have taught on the UWE Best Interests Assessment module (a Social Work England approved Best Interests Assessor (BIA) qualifying module) since October 2008.   

I teach adult law and practice, including adult safeguarding, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and human rights, and LGBTQ+ identity across the BSc and PGDip qualifying social work programmes as well as PGCert Approved Mental Health Practice.

I am registered with Social Work England as a social worker and best interests assessor and have practice experience in adult social work, mental health and as a Practice Educator, BIA and DoLS Coordinator. I have a PGCE in Learning and Skills and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.‚Äč I am currently a Professional Doctorate in Social Work student at Cardiff University.

My research interests include applied mental health and human rights law and LGBTQ+ identity and gender diversity for social work.  

Area of expertise

Interests in adult social work, Best Interests Assessor practice, mental health, human rights, mental capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty decision making and anti-oppressive practice including LGBTQ+ identities.


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